About Me

Hawthorn Fire
Hawthorn Fire
In my day job, I am a senior user interface designer at a global media/publishing company where I’ve worked since 1994. We publish textbooks, computer science and business books, and we design online learning products. I live in Indianapolis, Indiana, with my wife, three cats and a dog. Also a couple of goldfish we won at the State Fair in 2008 who seem to be living for a suspiciously long period of time. I think they may be with the CIA.

In my free time I write novels (I’m a NaNoWriMo winner for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, but I still don’t have a complete manuscript), blog at a site I’ve had for many years called commonplacebook.com (a slap-dash affair where I basically say anything that comes to mind), and I take lots of photos and work on various art projects.